Bachmann: Gays Do Have Marriage Equality

Meaning, they can marry ... a person of the opposite sex

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 2, 2011 8:47 AM CST
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(Newser) – Michele Bachmann has a news flash for all of us: Gays already have marriage equality. As she explained to a high school student at a town hall meeting this week, "They can get married ... they can marry a man, if they're a woman, or they can marry a woman, if they're a man. ... Every American citizen has the right to avail themselves of marriage, but they have to follow what the laws are. And the laws are you marry a person of the opposite sex," she explained, to cheers.

"There are no special rights for people based upon your sex practices," Bachmann added. Writing for Daily Intel, Dan Amira takes issue with that last line: "Actually, there are" special rights, he writes. "Straight people have the right to marry people they love, and gay people don't."

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